Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Fernando Rey plays a Spanish cardinal who returns to his home town thirty years after leaving for Rome. Rey knew that he'd left an illegitimate daughter behind, but was unaware that he also has a granddaughter (Victoria Abril). The girl is embroiled in an affair with Rey's own brother (Francisco Rabal), a Marxist activist. The filmmakers' sympathies are more with Marxism than Catholicism, but politics are secondary to the kinky romantic intrigues. Evidently Fernando Rey didn't consider Our Father (original Spanish title: Padre Nuestro) significant enough to list on his official, published resume.
politics, atheism, brother, Cardinal, Catholicism, church, daughter, death, doctor/nurse, family, father, girl, granddaughter, hometown, illegitimacy, inheritance, insult, Marxism, missing-person, mistress, priest, prostitute/prostitution, reunion, servant, shepherd, dye